Rule 7016. Pre-Trial Procedures

(a) Pretrial conferences; scheduling; management. Rule 16 F.R.Civ.P. applies in adversary proceedings.

(b) Determining procedure. The bankruptcy court shall decide, on its own motion or a party’s timely motion, whether:

(1) to hear and determine the proceeding;

(2) to hear the proceeding and issue proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law; or

(3) to take some other action.